The Therapist's Notebook, Volume 2: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy

1st Edition

Lorna L Hecker, Catherine Ford Sori

Routledge
Published April 17, 2007
Reference - 312 Pages
ISBN 9780789028020 - CAT# HW14862

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Summary

Get the updated classic that provides innovative exercises that promotes change

The Therapist’s Notebook, Volume 2: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, is the updated classic that provides mental health clinicians with hands-on tools to use in daily practice. This essential resource includes helpful homework assignments, reproducible handouts, and activities and interventions that can be applied to a wide variety of clients and client problems. Useful case studies illustrate how the activities can be effectively applied. Each expert contributor employs a consistent chapter format, making finding the ’right’ activity easy.

The Therapist’s Notebook, Volume 2: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, includes innovative field-tested activities to assist therapists in a wide range of applications, including adults, children, adolescents and families, couples, group work, trauma/abuse recovery, divorce and stepfamily issues, and spirituality. Format for each chapter follow by type of contribution (activity, handout, and/or homework for clients and guidance for clinicians in utilizing the activities or interventions), objectives, rationale for use, instructions, brief vignette, suggestions for follow-up, and contraindications. Three different reference sections include references, professional readings and resources, and bibliotherapy sources for the client.

Various theoretical perspectives are presented in The Therapist’s Notebook, Volume 2: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, including:
  • cognitive behavioral
  • narrative therapy
  • solution focus
  • choice theory and reality therapy
  • REBT
  • strategic family therapy
  • experiential
  • art and play therapies
  • couples approaches including Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • medical family therapy
  • Jungian
  • family-of-origin therapy
  • adventure-based therapy

The Therapist’s Notebook, Volume 2: More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, is a horizon-expanding guide for marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses, counselors, social workers, psychologists, pastoral counselors, occupational therapists, counselor educators, school social workers, school counselors, and students.

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